Established in 1911 as a service point on the Santa Fe Railroad. The town was named for O.L. Slaton, a banker who was instrumental in the completion of the railroad project. The city was designed in wagon-wheel fashion, similar to Washington, D.C. Slaton lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports-to-Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
Engine 1809, a steam-powered engine built in 1906, also known as the "Cotton Special," was donated to the city in 1955 and is located on City Hall Square, at Eighth and West Lubbock streets. The county park features RV facilities, swimming, playground, picnic tables, clubhouse. 15th and Garza streets. 806/828-5121.
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